Monday, June 28, 2010

Journalist Nick Reding talks about how crystal methamphetamine has ravaged small towns in the American heartland. He tells the story of Oelwein, Iowa, a depressed town left in the dust by the consolidation of the agricultural industry and loss of residents, that is now coping with a meth epidemic. His book Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town is based on four years of reporting in Oelwein.


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Comments [2]

Sandra from Astoria

Republicans win the votes of small-town America by championing "values," but the party's rabidly pro-corporate economic policies end up destroying small-town America. Talk about Stockholm syndrome....

Jun. 28 2010 01:29 PM
Bob from Pelham, NY

Author needs to check some facts - Pfizer no longer makes Sudafed; all of its over-the-counter products were sold to Johnson & Johnson a few years ago.

Jun. 28 2010 01:01 PM

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